[DRBD-user] LVM under DRBD resource for NFS server

Gerald Brandt gbr at majentis.com
Sat Jun 20 14:46:38 CEST 2015

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.

I just use RAID 6, no LVM, and share via NFS.


On 2015-06-20 1:57 AM, Marco Marino wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to build an high available nfs server with drbd and 
> pacemaker. I have some doubts related to the devices and the drbd 
> resource. Following the guide "NFS on RHEL6" on the linbit site, I 
> found that under the drbd resource there is a Logical Volume:
> PV -> VG -> LV -> DRBD resource ....
> Now i have a large storage server with a /dev/sda of 72TB. I would use 
> 3TB for nfs, so with gparted I created /dev/sda1 of 3TB. My question 
> is: should I use lvm?Reading this 
> <http://askubuntu.com/questions/3596/what-is-lvm-and-what-is-it-used-for>, 
> turns out that "if you use LVM across hard drives you may loose all 
> your data when only one drive fails."
> and this is my case, so is this a good idea? Considering that i don't 
> need to resize /dev/sda1, can I avoid the use of LVM?
> Thanks,
> MM
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